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Weekly administration of paclitaxel might be beneficial against TS-1-resistant recurrent gastric cancer--a case report


, : Weekly administration of paclitaxel might be beneficial against TS-1-resistant recurrent gastric cancer--a case report. Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & ChemoTherapy 31(8): 1237-1241

At one year after postoperative adjuvant therapy consisting of TS-1, UFT, and PSK, lymph-node metastasis and recurrent suprarenal metastasis were confirmed in a patient with Stage IV gastric cancer. Despite TS-1 therapy (120 mg/body, 4 consecutive weeks, 2-week break), the therapeutic effect remained PR, and the severity of adverse reactions, such as skin symptoms, leukopenia, and diarrhea, ranged from grade 1 to 3. Although this therapy was continued intermittently, the therapeutic effect worsened to PD and, as a result, the therapy was discontinued. Next, in accordance with the treatment of recurrent and advanced breast cancer, weekly paclitaxel (PTX 80 mg/m2, 3 consecutive weeks, 1-week break) administration was performed on an outpatient basis. CR was achieved after 4 cycles. In addition, no adverse reactions were seen. Therefore, the weekly administration of PTX for the treatment of recurrent gastric cancer resistant to 5-FU anticancer agents is extremely useful, as the antitumor effect of this therapy was great, no adverse reactions were seen, and it can be performed on an outpatient basis.

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